RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Pollenator Golden Ale is brewed with over three pounds of fresh New England honey in every barrel. Inspired by no particular style at all, Pollenator is free as a bee with no strings attached. A refreshing Golden Ale perfect for casual spring and summer fun and whatever comes naturally!
Available Spring and Summer.

Style: Spring Ale
Color: Vibrant Gold
Bitterness Units: 23
ABV: 4.6%
Date of Introduction: 1996
Malts: 2-Row and Crystal
Hops: Nugget and Cascade
Packages Available: Six packs and twelve packs of 12 ounce bottles, five gallon “logs,” 50L (13.2-gallon) kegs
Availability: Spring Seasonal
Description: Features a medium amber body, balanced with a modest amount of Willamette hops. This spring ale is highly drinkable, flavorful and finishes clean and crisp.

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Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: dusty sugar honey feel , fruity follow up with ry hop hints that followed. 6+
Appearance: clear with finest haze golden amber with medium snowy white top. 3+
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: medium bodied. Sweet sugary front , hint of caramel , brown sugar , honey and dry bitter hops. Fairly crisp clean sample. Not enough honey for honey beer to sweet to be something else....

AndyAvalanche (32) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Got this on tap last night with some fairly high expectations that were not met, it was very mediocre. Came to me in a standard pint glass with almost no head to it at all, what was there was just barely around the edges, not much lacing. It had a nice golden color to it with excellent clarity, it did look like a nice beer. Not much of a smell to it at all. If you tried you could smell the hops, and some slight floral notes, but you really have to look for it. Taste was almost non-existent, very weak. What was there was some slight hop, almost tasted cheap. The mouthfeel was pretty good, seemed a little dry at the end, but was probably above average. Drinkability was pretty good too, fairly refreshing, but due to the taste I didn’t even finish it. I was very surprised because there are quite a few brews from Long Trail that I really like, but I was really dissapointed with this one. I guess I’d try it again, but if it was offered to me, don’t think I’d pay for it again based on this session.

Sammy (13017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2011
On tap at Cole’s. Easy mouthfeel, ahoneyishyet not too sweet. Not much taste. Not much to look a, like some honey boiled in a glass. minimal hops.

ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2011
A - Pours a clear golden-copepr color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down to a thin layer leaving behind some lacing on the glass. S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts and honey. There is also a bit of citrus hops in the background that come through. T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts and some honey sweetness. Through the middle, a bit of hops and some deeper malt comes through. The finish is a mix of sweet malt and honey that linger. M - Medium bodied with moderate-low carbonation. Feels fairly smooth, but a touch empty. The finish has some honey sweetness that lingers. D - Very drinkable. Could have used a bit more punch and comes off a bit empty. It does not feel watery or thin though.

TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2011
(Bottle) I usually like Long Trial’s offerings, but this one left me flat, figuratively and literally. Wondering if I had an old bottle. (All brewers should date them). Traces of lemon in flavor. Not much noteworthy. Come on Long Trail, you’re better than this!

tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2011
The aroma is honey, wheat, cereal grains, toasted. The appearance is a nice translucent amber, white head. The flavor is just like the aroma, with less honey. The finish is cereal grains, pine and resin hops. Medium in body. OK.

dmac (6592) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2011
12 oz bottle from Migdon drank at Ryan’s 30th. Clear golden body under a large fluffy white head. Aroma and flavor of grains, cereal and honey. Easy drinking and a good training wheels beer to get people away from BMC.

lamas (1661) - Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle. Date on the side: 022111. A piss yellow pour with a skim of an off-white head. The refreshing aroma consists of grains, corn, a touch of lemon, and a faint hint of caramel in the background. Goes down thin, crisp, and as refreshing as it smells. Lightly sweet upfront in the taste with some cereal graininess, a touch of caramel, and a hint of honey. Some lemon and a dash of pepper in the slightly drying finish. A thirst quencher.

zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - APR 15, 2011
Well this is just not very good. Aroma is stale honey, crackers. Sweet caramel. Some danky hops, with a light spice. Dry, bitter finish with more sweet sugar honey-like substance.

JDBaker11058 (2427) - Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2011
Apperance: clear medium-dark gold, with a one-finger white head; some nice lacing. Aroma: crackery malts, hay, grass, honey, flowers, hint of citrus. Taste: starts with a bit of pie crust, then floral and citrus notes, with grassy tones underneath. Finish: honey dryness and light citrus hops fade gently, and the crackery malts make a surprise reappearance. Notes: Looked and smelled like it would be very sweet, but was pleasantly subdued in flavors, with a decent balance and the honey bringing a floral dryness rather than overly sweet tones. Palate was light. Drinkable, but on the forgettable side.

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